LAFZ Magazine and ISRA Books are privileged to present a Qawwali tour of major cities in England to celebrate the launch of a new book, the translation into English of works by the great poet, Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
The book contains 12 poems translated into English, together with the original Urdu text transliterated into the Roman alphabet, and is the work of the world’s greatest living authority on the poet, Professor M. S. Baqa.
The poems will be performed in their original language by the well-known Qawwali troop, the Hussain Brothers Ensemble. (For the uninitiated, we should explain that Qawwali is a highly-rhythmic, traditional form of Sufi Music found throughout India and Pakistan.)
The talented artists come from a distinguished ancestry, representing both the Ramur and Bhindi Bazar gharanas, who have been practising the art of Qawwali for at least five generations. The tour will be a series of events at major concert halls in Birmingham, Bradford, London, Luton and Manchester, commencing in on 29th of October in Manchester and ending on the 1st of December in Bradford.
Saturday 29th October 2016 at 7pm
Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2016
EventCity, Phoenix Way, Manchester, M41 7TB
Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7pm
The mac (Midland Arts Centre)
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Tickets £15 – 0121 446 3232
Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7pm
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton St, London W8 7NX
Tickets £15 – Available through Eventbrite
Thursday 1st December 2016 at 7pm
National Media Museum
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ
Tickets £15 – £10 concession – 0871 902 5756